There is little we dread more than a painful dental visit. This is one of the reasons we try to dodge our dental visits any chance we get. Unfortunately, ignoring issues like tooth decay will only lead to them worsening. You finally keep your appointment and soon you and your mouth have been treated and on the road to recovery. But you were right – it wasn’t a painless experience.
There’s no doubt that a root canal procedure can cause some of the worst temporary oral pain you could experience. But that’s all it is – temporary pain. And there are lots of ways you can temporarily ease some of that seemingly relentless pain. If you’ve just had a root canal or some other type of dental surgery, be sure to follow your dentist’s advice and keep this handful of remedies in mind to help ease and sooth the pain after your procedure is finished:
- Make sure to take the antibiotics prescribed by your dentist.
- Relieve pain with anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen.
- Avoid eating hard, crunchy or tough foods for the first few days.
- An ice pack applied to the affected area can help to relieve pain.
- Use a numbing gel such as Oragel once the anesthesia wears off.
We all want healthy mouths. But we need to take the time to maintain proper dental hygiene in order for this to happen. Keeping our mouths in proper working order is our responsibility in between dental visits. Otherwise, you may be stuck to have a major dental procedure done to repair any damage done. If you find that nothing is soothing your sore mouth, contact your dental professional for advice.
Dr. Clarence Kegler II proudly serves Suwanee and all surrounding areas.